Samsung Galaxy S5 price in India between Rs 51,000-Rs 53,000, to be available from April 11

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Samsung has launched the Galaxy S5 in India today and it will be priced between Rs 51,000 and Rs 53,000. The flagship Android smartphone features top notch specifications and touts an iPhone 5S like fingerprint scanner on its homescreen and a heartbeat sensor on the back. Though announced today, the company will be selling it from April 11, when it will launch the phone globally. Samsung will start pre-booking for the Galaxy S5 from March 29.

Samsung’s flagship smartphone for the year looks similar to the Galaxy Note 3 but features a new perforated plastic back panel. It comes with a 5.1-inch Super AMOLED display with 1080p resolution and Corning Gorilla Glass 3 shielding it on top. The Galaxy S5 runs on the Exynos 5 Octa processor with a set of 1.9GHz A15 quad-core and 1.3GHz A7 quad-core processors. Memory-wise, it has 2GB of internal storage and 16GB of internal memory with external memory support for up to 64GB.

samsung-galaxy-s5-heart-rate-monitorThe rear of the phone features a 16-megapixel camera with some additional software features like selective focus feature to readjust focus on a photo taken by the camera, which is also seen on Nokia’s Refocus app. Samsung claims it has the fastest auto-focus of 0.3 seconds. Beneath the 16-megapixel camera, there is a secondary camera and flash module, which is essentially the heart rate monitor. The Galaxy S5 comes with a front-facing 2-megapixel camera.

The Samsung Galaxy S5 runs Android 4.4.2 KitKat out-of-the-box, and is topped by the company’s TouchWiz UI. This time however, Samsung has not only flattened the UI but also brought Google services to the forefront. So it is no longer S-Voice that is the default voice search/voice assistant but Google’s voice search service.

The USP of the fifth generation Galaxy S model is its fingerprint scanner on the home button and a heart rate sensor given near the primary camera. Here’s a demo video of the heart rate monitor.

Moreover, like Sony’s Xperia premium smartphones, this one too comes with IP67 certification which makes it dust and water-resistant. Other features in the phone include a 2,800mAh battery, connectivity options like 3G support, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC, and Infrared remote functionality.

The phone will be up against the recently announced HTC One (M8) and the Sony Xperia Z2 smartphones, both of which are yet to be launched in the Indian market. You can check out our hands-on and first impressions of the Samsung Galaxy S5 here.

Samsung Galaxy S5 Product Specifications:

Display 

5.1” FHD Super AMOLED (1920 x 1080)

AP

Exynos 5 Octa processor

OS 

Android 4.4.2 (Kitkat)

Camera

16MP (rear), 2.0MP (front)

Video

UHD@30fps, HDR, video stabilizationVideo Codec : H.263, H.264(AVC), MPEG4, VC-1, Sorenson Spark, MP43, WMV7, WMV8, VP8Video Format: MP4, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, WMV, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, WEBM

Audio

Audio Codec : MP3, AMR-NB/WB, AAC/ AAC+/ eAAC+, WMA, Vorbis, FLACAudio Format: MP3, M4A, 3GA, AAC, OGG, OGA, WAV, WMA, AMR, AWB, FLAC, MID, MIDI, XMF, MXMF, IMY, RTTTL, RTX, OTA

Camera

Features

HDR (Rich tone), Selective Focus, Virtual Tour Shot, Shot&More

Additional

Features

IP67 Dust and water Resistant

Ultra Power Saving Mode

Download Booster

S Health 3.0

Quick Connect

Private Mode

Kids Mode

Google Mobile Services Chrome, Drive, Photos, Gmail, Google, Google+, Google Settings, Hangouts, Maps, Play Books, Play Games, Play Newsstand, Play Movie & TV, Play Music, Play Store, Voice Search, YouTube

Connectivity

WiFi: 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac HT80, MIMO(2×2)

Bluetooth®: 4.0 BLE / ANT+

USB: USB 3.0

NFC

IR Remote

Sensor

Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, Hall, RGB ambient light, Gesture(IR), Finger Scanner, Heart rate sensor

Memory

RAM: 2GB

Internal Memory: 16/32GB 

microSD slot upto 128GB

Dimension

142.0 x 72.5 x 8.1mm, 145g

Battery

2800mAh

Standby time: 390 hrs / Talk time: 21 hrs



  • Manjuanth

    First Joke of the year.. 51k for a Sammy.. ha ha

  • Jamil

    Shit Phone!!!

  • AlexNapo

    -15 only 36.5k worth… Not one rupee more… Chor Sammy

  • Buddy

    Samsung suck

  • Amit Agarwalla

    even s4 is better then this….why samsung is avoiding qualcomm processors in india…sorry i ll not buy it…

  • http://Tech2Yantra.blogspot.com/ Manu Presannakumar

    Looks like the Samsung Galaxy S5 is built on the Platform of the Samsung Note 3. The Processor and SoC are same and many other specs too !!

    I absolutely believe by logic and data, that the launch PRICE of Rs. 51,000 – Rs.53,000 is totally RIDICULOUS !!

    The phone units have already started shipping into Mumbai, Chennai & Delhi from Vietnam: Samsung Galaxy S5 units have arrived in India

    The price is absolute shocker when looking at the cheap import price !!